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Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

Other News

Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

Failure after failure

Keith Duncan, Pimlico One policy failure after another; what does it take for ‘shifty’ Morrison to come clean, show leadership, and...

MusicNSW appoints Nino for regional representation

MusicNSW is endeavouring to support regional music and musicians by appointing seven Regional Music Officers (RMOs) across the state.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

SOS says there was no community consultation for ‘super-school’

Governments regularly resort to spin to deceive the public and avoid accountability says  Save Our Schools.

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

May 16, 2018

Issue 32.49

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In this Issue:

A strategic solution to globalised authoritarianism

We urgently need widespread awareness of the big picture of economic deregulation and its impacts on our communities and personal lives.


Interview: Alan Clements, spiritually incorrect

Spiritually Incorrect: Alan Clements Byron Theatre | Friday 25 May | 7.30pm | $25–35 Blend Noam Chomsky, Lenny Bruce and Terrence McKenna and you have Alan Clements. Mandy Nolan spoke with the spiritually astute humourist ahead of his Byron show about spirituality, mindfulness and...


Interview: Paul Capsis on A Resident Alien

RESIDENT ALIEN By Tim Fountain Starring Paul Capsis as Quentin Crisp | NORPA at Lismore City Hall | Wed 23 May – Saturday 26 May | 7.30pm | $25/$44/$49  Five-time Helpmann Award winner Paul Capsis reprises his role as Quentin...


Interview: Clem Halpin, director of Ocean Shores’ newest and perhaps first...

Clem Halpin is the director of Ocean Shores’ newest and perhaps first ever theatre company – Halpin Productions Inc. They are currently presenting The Last of The Red Hot Lovers. Clem told us a little more about how it...


Interview: Mish Songsmith celebrates being herself

Club Mullum: Mullum Ex-Services | Saturday | 7pm | $20-25 Gollan Hotel, Lismore | Sat 26 May | 7pm | $20-25 The first of Mish Songsmith’s long-awaited album-launch shows of her brand-new studio album  Be Yourself  is hitting the stage at...


Culture Roundup: 16 May 2018

Cheeky Cabaret Brunswick Picture House | Friday 18 & Saturday 19 | 7pm | $35–40 Two years in, people continue to talk about the Cheeky Cabaret. The Brunswick Picture house continues to present some of the most incredible international artists from...


Traffic, height issues mar Ewingsdale medical centre plan

With the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) considering a large medical centre on McGettigans Lane/Ewingsdale Rd, The Echo has a peek at what is proposed.


Agriculture gets a voice in Byron Council

Following months of lobbying by local farmers and industry representatives, Council staff told a meeting of representatives last week that the position would finally be filled.


Demand spiking for co-working spaces in Byron

As a growing number of locals look for creative ways to make a living, there has been a spike in demand for spaces where freelancers and small-business owners can work.


Cinema Review: Crooked House

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfLpwich4AE I don’t know about you, but if I were a potential suspect in a murder case and found myself in possession of an incriminating diary, I’d burn it immediately rather than bury it in a bucket of lime in...


Rosie’s big brass sound goes global

Playing brass was something Rosie King began as a young child in Sydney along with her three older brothers and it has become a lifelong passion.


Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Killing them softly

This weekend just past Australia awoke to the story of the horrific shooting in Margaret River. Seven people shot in a murder/suicide where a husband shot his wife, a father shot his daughter and a grandfather shot his four grandchildren.


Vale muscial educator, Malcolm Garth

The funeral of well-known and respected music tutor Malcolm Garth was held last Friday – he died after a short battle with luekemia. 


Tree frog ceremony defended

The International Association of Kambo Practitioners has reacted strongly to last week’s story, saying that the ceremonies and practices described ‘are not taught by us or used by our practitioners.’


Live Music Roundup: 16 May

Live music in the Byron Shire in the week and beyond


Trees for habitat and mums

A steady stream of enthusiastic tree planters came to plant natives at a Mullumbimby Creek property on Sunday.


Grafton snatch win from Byron Beez basketballers

The Byron Beez narrowly lost to the Grafton Vikings when they slugged it out in one of the best games of the  Men’s Sunshine Conference last Saturday at the Cavanbah Centre.  It was a fast and physical game and Byron...


Red Devils roast Turkeys 27–10

The Byron Bay Red Devils rugby league team has picked up their first win for the season playing away against the Kyogle Turkeys. The 27–10 win came as a big relief for coach Nathan Cross. ‘The win came off the back...


More than 1000 hit the water in Ocean Swim Classic

The 31st Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic held on May 6 had 1,116 entrants and was won by Riley Clout and Chloe Butt. The entrant numbers were well up on last year’s 870; there were of 929 in...


Stokes wins at Mullumbimby Open golf tournament

Local member James Stokes was just one of the winners to share in $3,000 worth of prizes at the Mullumbimby Open golf tournament held on Saturday. James got around the course in with a net score of 66. The other...


True Wheel Cycles triathlon triumph

The True Wheel Cycles Sprint and Olympic male teams both took gold medals at last weekend’s Byron Bay Triathlon. The Sprint Team including Mick Donnelly (swim and run) and Glen Hannan (ride) came first in the all-male relay category and...


Wilkinson joins team Australia in wave pool

Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson was a member of the Australian team that competed at the inaugural World Surf League Founders’ Cup of Surfing at Kelly Slater’s artificial wave pool three hours drive inland from the Californian coast.  Highlighting how globally...


Biggest Morning Tea coming soon!

Funds raised from Australia’s Biggest Morning tea help support, through the Cancer Council, livesaving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support programs as well as subsidised transport to medical appointments. Northern rivers residents are invited to host a morning tea and...


Festival of the Stone coming

Our cool local brewer Stone & Wood host an annual Festival of the Stone that has become quite the event, and this year you’re invited. But be quick. Come along and kick back as the sun sets and the beer...


Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against...

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing in the first week of...